Everyone! Lets WRITE Right
Facilitator: Ms Kelly Chopard
Date: 6 August 2012
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Duration: 8 Hours
The general aim of the course is to explore the basics of good writing.
The warning: ‘You cannot take back what you put on paper or send via an electronic medium’ will be emphasised. Your written communication is your ambassador, so making a good impression is important. This will be highlighted in the course.
The specific aims of the course are first, to review the 27 written samples provided to enable participants to ‘Write Right’. These templates can be duplicated with changes so they can be used indefinitely. Second, procedures involved in the writing process will be systematically examined and explained.
Henceforth, you will use Standard English formats. Non-Standard English words, expressions and formats will be replaced with those used by Standard English speakers. This is vital if you wish to project a professional image.
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Exercise due care every time something is put on paper or communicated via some electronic medium because you cannot take back what you write
- Apply the 14 strategies incorporated in the ‘Hallmarks of Successful Communication’
- Focus on grammar, style, technique, precision
- Identify and avoid ‘The Sins of Bad Writing’
- Identify when and how to use Euphemisms
- Choose the appropriate template from the 27 provided for your writing needs
- Incorporate the processes involved in ‘This Business of Writing’ - Planning/ Layout/ Research/ 1st Draft/ Rewriting drafts/ Editing/ Addressing the recipient(s) correctly
- Use internationally accepted formats when writing: - Business letters, CVs/Resumes, Official letters, Emails, Notice of Meetings, Social letters, Agendas, Memos
NTU/NIE Faculty, Lecturers, Teachers, Trainers, Professionals, Administrators
- Work individually and in pairs
- Share fears (if any) about the writing process
- Focus on the good and bad sample emails provided
$300.00 (*Fee subject to 7% GST.)